Supporting Effective Movement for the Development of Functional Skills and Communication

$15.00 /6 month

Presenters: Lisa Walker Romaine, MA; Karen Campbell; Maria Korpos

This workshop will provide participants with a general overview of how supporting a students’ sensorimotor  system using non-directive, physical support and the FCD’s allows students to develop new motor memories  and experience higher levels of success and independence throughout the day. An overview of Facilitated  Communication (FC), a method of augmentative and alternative communication used by people with limited  speaking abilities and motor planning challenges will be a key focus of the workshop. Topics covered will  include the history of FC, understanding the method and misconceptions about it, basic elements of the FC  technique, determining who might benefit from the method and review of best practices. Examples and  demonstrations of the use of FC with school-age individuals will be provided. This workshop will provide  information to parents and professionals who are interested in gaining a basic understanding of how to foster  higher levels of daily functioning and opening the doors to self-expression.

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Presenters: Lisa Walker Romaine, MA; Karen Campbell; Maria Korpos

This workshop will provide participants with a general overview of how supporting a students’ sensorimotor  system using non-directive, physical support and the FCD’s allows students to develop new motor memories  and experience higher levels of success and independence throughout the day. An overview of Facilitated  Communication (FC), a method of augmentative and alternative communication used by people with limited  speaking abilities and motor planning challenges will be a key focus of the workshop. Topics covered will  include the history of FC, understanding the method and misconceptions about it, basic elements of the FC  technique, determining who might benefit from the method and review of best practices. Examples and  demonstrations of the use of FC with school-age individuals will be provided. This workshop will provide  information to parents and professionals who are interested in gaining a basic understanding of how to foster  higher levels of daily functioning and opening the doors to self-expression.

Although all providers in this directory have completed one or more of Profectum’s certificate training courses on the DIR-FCD model, the providers listed in this directory are independent contractors. Providers are not agents nor are they employees and nor are they under the control of Profectum Foundation. Providers are solely responsible for the quality of the services you receive.